Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

PhD position in Prague: Rate-independent systems arising from physical models

created by kruzik on 22 Mar 2024

Deadline: 30 apr 2024

The Department of Mathematical Analysis, Charles University (Prague) announces an open position for a Ph.D. student working on rate-independent systems arising from physical models. The student will work under the guidance of Barbora Benešová, to whom also all inquiries about the position should be addressed. Short description of the project: We will work on the analysis of rate independent systems that include plasticity, damage, crack growth etc. The mathematical methods will be centered around calculus of variations, PDEs and inclusions as well as function spaces. What we offer: A salary of at least 20 000 CZK (approx. 800 €) plus a scholarship of at least 11 000 CZK (approx. 400 €) Work within a multidisciplinary project with possible cooperations within material science (project Ferrmion) Financing of conferences, schools and a longer research stay at a foreign institution. Embedding into the School of Mathematics with a wide selection of courses and seminars. Open to cotutelle-de-these What we seek: A motivated student with a solid background in mathematical analysis (calculus of variations, partial differential equations, functions spaces) A completed or soon to be completed Master degree How to apply: Please send your CV and motivation letter to by 30.04. 2024. Two reference letters should be sent independently. Application will be accepted until the position is filled. When to start: The starting date is upon mutual agreement in 2024